5 Crucial and Unexpected Nuggets of Information That Neil deGrasse Tyson Gave to Recent Graduates


Politicians Don’t Create Themselves 

“It had become a pastime to blame politicians for the ills of the world. I understand the urge to do that … but at the end of the day, the politician is a representative of an electorate. If you have an issue with politicians it’s because you have an issue with your fellow citizens who put them there. So if there is a politician who is sure the universe is 6,000 years old, it’s because there are people walking among us who believe that. … The laws of physics affect us all … whether or not you believe in them.”